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Topic: Pixel

iPhone 11 Pro versus Pixel 4 - comparing the best smartphone cameras

11/04/2019, 03:11 pm

Both the iPhone 11 Pro and Pixel 4 have some great cameras packed in -- but which has the best smartphone camera of 2019? We pit them against one another to find out.

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Apple should adopt these Pixel 4 features for iPhone 12

10/29/2019, 01:10 pm

There are a lot of exciting features in the Google Pixel 4. Even if the entire Pixel 4 package is flawed, there are still features that it has, that we like so much that we hope Apple adopts them for the next generation iPhone.

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iPhone 11 versus Pixel 4 -- Benchmark and hands on comparison

10/22/2019, 01:10 pm

Google's Pixel 4 is the ideal, undiluted Android experience, and has features to separate itself from the rest of the pack. AppleInsider puts it side-by-side versus Apple's iPhone 11 lineup to see how they compare in specs and benchmarks.

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AirPods competitor Google Pixel Buds 2 coming in early 2020 for $179

10/15/2019, 10:10 am

At Tuesday's Google release event, the company announced Google Pixel Buds 2, offering significant improvements over the last iteration -- but if you want them, you're going to have to wait a while.

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iPad wins again, Google cancels upcoming tablet products

06/20/2019, 03:06 pm

Google is officially abandoning its tablet efforts, including two unannounced devices, a spokesperson revealed on Thursday.

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Google teases triple lens camera system and square bump on Pixel 4

06/12/2019, 03:06 pm

Google has started to tease the Pixel 4, an upcoming refresh of its Android smartphone, by tweeting an image of the mobile device's rear featuring a large square camera bump, one that seems similar in concept to the one rumored to be included in Apple's 2019 iPhones.

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iOS exploit closed in iOS 12.2 let websites use motion sensors to 'fingerprint' devices

05/21/2019, 11:05 am

Though already patched on iPhones and iPads, University of Cambridge researchers say they've developed a hacking technique that can "fingerprint" a person by way of motion sensors.

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Editorial: With sales falling backward, Google's Pixel 3a takes a desperate step into cheap commodity

05/09/2019, 09:05 am

When Google decided to stop rebranding its partners' Androids as Nexus models and launched its own Pixel phones three years ago, it targeted the camera as its best hope for standing out in a crowded, competitive smartphone market. That strategy failed in 2016, 2017, and in 2018. This year, Pixel 3 sales actually fell. Now, Google is back with a Nexus-priced phone in a market being devastated by even cheaper commodity.

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Google's iPhone-challenging Pixel 3a XL spotted in the wild with 6-inch display

05/03/2019, 09:05 am

One of Google's anticipated mid-range Pixel phones, the Pixel 3a XL, has reportedly already been spotted at a Best Buy in Springfield, Ohio, setting the stage for Apple's next wave of competition.

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Another F for Alphabet: after abandoning Android tablets last year, Google retreats from Chrome OS Pixel notebooks

03/13/2019, 08:03 pm

After dumping support for its last remaining Android Pixel C tablet last spring, Google is starting off 2019 with another major retreat in its hardware lineup -- including the cancellation of various concepts in development.

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Google Pixel 3 XL leak shows taller notch than iPhone X coupled with big chin

08/08/2018, 12:08 pm

Google is seemingly following the same trend as other Android smartphone producers for the next generation of Pixel devices, a video leak suggests, by copying the iPhone X's use of a notch at the top of the display in a device believed to be the Pixel 3 XL.

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Google's Pixel Android strategy is destroying HTC the same way Moto X gutted Motorola

07/23/2018, 11:07 am

Ten years ago, Google offered Taiwan's HTC a lifeline of sorts in the form of an Android partnership for the original HTC Dream, followed by Nexus One. However, the former Windows Mobile contract manufacturer hasn't fared so well since. Google's last two years of HTC-built Pixels have done nothing to help the struggling company.

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Bloomberg obsessed with Google's Pixel, Apple's iPhone Supply Chain -- but not Google's Pixel Supply Chain

05/08/2018, 10:05 am

Consumer tech reporting by Bloomberg spent the last year aggrandizing Google's Pixel business while portraying Apple's iPhone X as a miserable, disappointing failure--supposedly informed by sources "familiar with" Apple's supply chain. Oddly enough, while Bloomberg's reporting on iPhone X was disastrously wrong, it made no effort to look for troubling concerns among Google's suppliers.

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Google gives up on tablets: Android P marks an end to its ambitious efforts to take on Apple's iPad

03/09/2018, 07:03 am

Back at the beginning of 2010, Google felt quite confident that its Android platform would crush Apple's iPhone in the same way Microsoft Windows had marginalized Mac sales into relative obscurity with 2 percent market share in the late 1990s. However, Apple changed the game by launching another new iOS product: iPad. It split Google's focus and demonstrated that Android as a platform couldn't turn a bunch of commodity PC and phone makers into an innovative, creative challenge to Apple. Eight years later, Google appears ready to give up on tablets entirely.

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The Smartphone Endgame: Who wins once shipment volumes peak?

02/24/2018, 12:02 pm

For decades, market research firms have been confidently asserting that the "winners" in PCs, tablets, smartphones and other consumer electronics are not firms that are profitable or even sustainable, but merely those shipping the largest volumes at any given time. This has enabled them to crown a successive line of failed players, then rapidly move on to a new "winner," often within the same year. The bigger problem for this sort of flawgic is that the game itself is changing.

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Failure of Pixel 2 exposed a larger problem: Google's ads don't work

02/21/2018, 06:02 am

Across 2017, Google heavily promoted its Pixel phone brand. Despite being lauded as being "the world's most valuable brand" and its status as the world's largest purveyor of advertising, all of Google's global efforts, including DoubleClick and YouTube, resulted in inconsequential Pixel sales. Worse than its failure to sell hardware is the fact that Google has proven that its advertising simply isn't very effective.

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Google Pixel Buds have limited iOS functionality, Google Clips records notable moments on its own

10/04/2017, 02:10 pm

As part of its Wednesday release event, Google announced the Bluetooth wireless Pixel Buds -- however, the ability to invoke the Google Assistant at a touch doesn't work at all on iPhone, and a translate function narrows compatibility further to only the Pixel phone.

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Google rumored to be working on 'Made for Google' accessory program mirroring Apple's MFi standards

10/02/2017, 03:10 pm

Google is allegedly creating a "Made for Google" certification system resembling Apple's "Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod" program, known as MFi for short.

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Google set to challenge Apple's iPhone 8 & X with Oct. 4 announcement of 'Pixel 2'

09/14/2017, 10:09 am

Google is preparing an Oct. 4 announcement, when the company is widely expected to reveal a second-generation Pixel phone that will go toe-to-toe with Apple's iPhone 8, and later the iPhone X.

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Google said to be eyeing purchase of 'Pixel 2' manufacturer HTC's smartphone division to combat 'iPhone 8'

09/07/2017, 02:09 pm

Reports are emerging from China that a deal that would result in Google taking a controlling interest in -- or buying out completely -- HTC's struggling smartphone business.

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